Monday, February 9th, 2004
Some Kinda Angel
Finally some news about the solo record from Rachel Goswell of Mojave 3. Waves Are Universal is coming out in May, preceded by The Sleep Shelter EP in April. She also has her own website up at www.rachelgoswell.com, but there is absolutely nothing there right now. Hopefully that’ll be changing in the upcoming weeks. I’m really looking forward to this album, since her vocals have gotten fewer and further between on each M3 record. I also hope she tours as much as Neil Halstead did for Sleeping On Roads – I think he came through town three times in half a year. Toronto does love Mojave 3. And in other Mojave 3 news, “Billoddity” from Spoon & Rafter will be featured in an upcoming episode of The O.C. (February 18, to be exact). OHMIGOD OHMIGOD OHMIGOD!
We Could Live In Hope – A Tribute To Low is a spin on the traditional tribute album theme. A variety of high-profile artists will be covering the entirety of Low’s debut 1994 album, I Could Live In Hope. The record will feature tracks from Mark Kozelek, Idaho, Warn Defever and Hamiltonians A Northern Chorus. Expect a late April release on Fractured Discs.
Merge Records is feeling the love for J Mascis. Not only will they be releasing his new solo disc later this year, but they’re also reissuing the first three SST Dinosaur Jr records, Dinosaur, You’re Living All Over Me and Bug. No word yet if there’s any bonuses on the reissues.
The new Hidden Cameras album is called Mississauga Goddamn and should be out in the Spring, sometime between April and June.
A nice little piece in the new Magnet by Nada Surf guitarist Matthew Caws. It’s a four-stop tour diary from last Fall including the Toronto and Montreal shows, and it even includes a shot of the crowd at the T.O. gig. And yes, I tried pretty hard to pick myself out of the picture, but to no avail.
There was no earthly reason for me to watch the Grammies, espcially when Whatevs’ minute-by-minute play-by-play is doubtlessly more entertaining. But do you like how my mp3 of the week predicted the big winner? Yeah, I know you do.
np – Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day